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Case-study The Holocaust and Genocide Centre

Holocaust

Relining pipes at The Holocaust and Genocide Centre

Site:
The Holocaust and Genocide Centre, Johannesburg

 

Situation:

The Museum was experiencing problems with a downpipe near the lifts. A 110mm PVC storm water downpipes was leaking through one of the building pillars every time it rained. A CCTV camera inspection revealed that the pipe was damaged in multiple paces.
It seems contractors had drilled into the pipe.

A pipe replacement was not possible since the pipe runs through one of the buildings structural columns. The museum only had two options: reroute the pipe, or reline the pipe.

The museum chose wisely.

Solution:

Nu Flow relined the pipe using Nu Flow’s structural lining technology. An epoxy-saturated liner was pulled into the pipe. Within the liner is a rubber bladder, which is inated when the liner is in position.

The bladder is left inated until the epoxy has cured. Once the epoxy has cured, the bladder is removed leaving behind a ‘nu pipe’ within the host pipe. The relining was done working from the full bore on the roof and outlet at the bottom of the pipe thereby causing absolutely no disruption and damage to the store.

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